Extreme Deep

by  The Mariners' Museum

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Earth is 71% water, and yet only a relatively small portion of the world’s waters have been explored. Scientists and explorers worldwide are discovering more each day, utilizing special technology to reach the ocean’s deepest depths. During the program, students will discover the different layers of the ocean, examine where animals and plants live, and how animals communicate. They will identify how deep ocean animals have survived and thrived in harsh conditions through adaptations. Students will also dive into how humans have explored the ocean. The program ends with a guessing game of marine animal sounds.

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Point to Point: $125.00
By Request: $125.00


45 minutes

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

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Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Zoom, Google Meet, Cisco WebEx, GoToMeeting, Microsoft Teams, etc...)

Booking Information

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The Mariners' Museum

Newport News, VA
United States

The Mariners’ Museum is located in Newport News, Virginia, but our educational reach extends far beyond our physical doors. Just as Man has used the sea to journey around the world for thousands of years, The Mariners’ now uses Interactive Videoconferencing to offer programming to schools across the country and around the globe.
The Mariners' Museum, one of the largest and most comprehensive maritime history museums in the world, houses a treasure trove of more than 35,000 items inspired by human experiences with the sea.

Harriet Smith

Program Details


1. Students review the layers of the ocean.
2. Students learn how animals communicate underwater.
3. Students learn how animals have adapted to the harsh conditions of deepwater.
4. Students play a game where they try to identify several underwater sounds of marine animals.


- Students understand the physical condition of the ocean supports diversity in life.
Students understand that animals and plants have developed special adaptations to help them survive in what humans consider inhospitable conditions.
- Students understand that the ocean is largely unexplored, but we can continue to learn more about it in the present and future through the use of special technologies, such as ROVs, AUVs, and HOVs.
- Students understand that sound is very important to animals who live in the ocean

Standards Alignment

National Standards

Next Generation Science Standard:
Elementary: 4-PS3-2, 4-LS1-1, 4-ESS2-2, 5-ESS2-1, 5-ESS3-1
Middle: MS-ESS2-4, MS-LS2-1, MS-ESS2-6

Principles of Ocean Literacy:
1) Earth has one big ocean with many features 5) The ocean supports diversity 6) The ocean and humans are inextricably connected 7) The ocean is largely unexplored

State Standards

Virginia Science (2018):
Elementary: 4.1 (c,d), 4.2, 4.3, 4.7; 5.1 (c,d), 5.5; 5.6; 5.8 (a,b,d)
Middle: 6.1 (c,d), 6.6 (b,e), 6.9 (a,c,e), LS.1 (c,d), LS.4, LS.5, LS.6, LS.7, LS.9, LS.11 (a,c), PS.6, PS.7